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Tour Description: 4 Days Desert Tour Itinerary from Fes to Marrakech

In Marvelous 4 Days from Fes to Marrakech Morocco tour itinerary via Merzouga desert, our expert team will take you on an adventure to discover the majestic Morocco Desert through the charming ski resort – Ifrane,  The Middle Atlas Mountains with wind past olive groves and shepherds tending to their flocks. As well as the Cedar Forest with Barbary macaques, Fertile valleys with palm trees, fields and acacia. Furthermore, admire the beautiful sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, enjoy a camel ride and spend a memorable night in a traditional Berber camp under an endless canopy of Saharan stars. Last but not least, explore the Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate. Wander the streets of the famous UNESCO-listed kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou, which has starred in many movies and TV shows.

Detailed Itinerary: Fes to Merzouga & Marrakech Desert Tour

⇒ 1st Day: Fes » Ifrane » Cedar Forest » Ziz valley » Erfoud » Merzouga “Erg Chebbi Dunes” (468km)

In the morning you’ll meet your driver/guide, and then embark on a scenic drive. This will be a long and rewarding touring day however there will be plenty of stops to appreciate the ever-changing Moroccan landscape along the way. Giant pine trees, wind past olive groves, shepherds tending to their flocks and also Cedar Forest – all with views of the High Atlas Mountains in the distance. En route stop in Ifrane, known as the Little Switzerland of Morocco, a charming ski resort. Afterward, continue to Midelt via the Cedar Forest where you enjoy a short walk to see the Barbary macaques and take some photos. After a leisurely lunch, then we head out towards Merzouga Desert via Errachidia. As you approach Erfoud, admire views of the remarkable Ziz Oasis and vast valleys.

Exploring numerous small Berber villages before reaching the most popular dunes of Erg Chebbi, one of the world’s iconic landscapes, with towering dunes up to 150m in height. While here, ride your camel into the Sahara Desert to your campsite. A spectacular camp hidden away in the sand dunes of the Sahara. Here in this magical escape from the modern world you’ll experience the true essence of desert life. Make sure to catch the sunset in the heart of the desert. In addition to that, enjoy a nice dinner, followed by live Berber music around an open fire and spend an amazing night under the starry sky, digest the desert in all its beauty that will give you remarkable memories of the desert trip exploring.

⇒ Overnight: Merzouga Desert

⇒ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

⇒ 2nd Day: 4×4 Merzouga Desert tour: Khamlia «Gnawa House» 

After a truly stunning sunrise, freshen up and breakfast in your camp. This morning, explore the small village of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Along the way you might see some wild animals such as Fennec fox, Camels, …etc. Likewise, some desert reptiles and mammals. Furthermore, en route stop in khamlia village, a traditional house built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay and straw. Enjoy the live Gnawa Music which is played by the locals.

Visit Nomadic Tribes » Desert Oasis

 Set off for a breath-taking panoramic view of Erg Chebbi Dunes from the Galb Nass Mountains. From Here, you’ll also start to see your first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers – travelling across the desert and often staying in make shift tents as they head to their next destination. Stopping en route to share tea with some welcoming local families in a Berber tent while enjoying the silence of the Sahara Desert.

 After that, drive back to Khamlia village, where you’ll enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant, you may like to try Medfouna (also called “Berber pizza”). It’s a traditional stuffed bread prepared with meat, herbs and spices by the nomadic people. The Sahara excursion ends in the Oasis of Merzouga, a small patch of vegetation surrounded by desert, then return to your beautifully decorated riad. This afternoon why not walk to Erg chebbi dunes to witness sunset again or try out Quad Bike Tour or even Dune Buggy Ride, it is a wonderful experience that you should not miss.

Overnight: Merzouga Village

⇒ Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

◊ Activities in Merzouga Desert:

Dune Buggy Ride in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

Quad Biking Tour in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

⇒ 3rd Day: Merzouga Desert » Todra Gorge » Dades Valley (250km)

In the morning, the desert adventure from Fes to Marrakech continues toward the gorge of Todra on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 300m to form one of the most dramatic and spectacular natural sights in Morocco. Moreover, its charm lies in its changing colors as the sun slowly moves from east to west. There’ll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue your journey to the beautiful Dades Valley. This area offers up scenery like no other – sprawling green valleys give way to otherworldly rock formations carved out by the wind. Your hotel offers a delightful pool and terrace overlooking the valley, so take some time to sit back and soak in the ethereal views.

Overnight: Boumalne Dades

Meals: Dinner & Breakfast

⇒ 4th Day: Dades Valley » Rose Valley » Ouarzazate » Ait Ben Haddou » Marrakech (313km)

After breakfast, drive a bit further to Tissadrine to the beautiful panoramic view of the Dades valley, and then the beautiful rocks’ formation called «Monkey fingers». Afterwards, we head off along the road of The Rose Valley and a Thousand Kasbahs en route to Ouarzazate – the Hollywood of North Africa. Stop in the Rose valley in Kalaat M’gouna, where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. There will be the opportunity to stop to see the variety of rose products which are produced by the locals. Continue on to Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate, known as the gate of the desert and also famous for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows. On arrival, visit the Atlas Studio (Optional), it’s one of the largest studios in the world.

 Thereafter, we hit the road again to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a stunningly well-preserved medieval village which has famously featured in many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator, The living daylights and many more. After a visit to the Kasbah of Ait ben haddou, then drive across the great High Atlas Mountains. Climbing over the pass of Tizi N’tichka, continue onwards with marvelous views over the Mountains and vast valleys to Marrakech. Arrive in Marrakesh in the late afternoon. Eventually, the end of 4 days private tour from Fes to Marrakech via Merzouga Desert.

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Road Map of 4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

4 Days Morocco Desert Itinerary from Fes's Price Includes:

    • Daily Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel/airport.
    • 2 nights accommodation in a hotel/riad.
    • Tour in an air-conditioned vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser or spacious minivan in case of a group throughout 4 days.
    • An English-speaking driver.
    • Food: Dinner and Breakfast.
    • Camel trek & overnight stay in a desert camp (Private Tent).
    • Free time to wander the Canyons, Kasbahs, Take photos, … etc.

4 Days from Fes to Marrakech Sahara Itinerary's Price Excludes:

  • Lunch and drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments (Ex: Atlas Studio, Telouet Kasbah,…etc ).
  • Any Private Expenses

Note About 4 Days from Fes to Merzouga & Marrakech Tour

If the above proposed Itinerary: 3-Day tour from Fes to Marrakech through Merzouga Sahara Desert does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. We provide customized desert trips in Morocco according to your duration of stay and your preferences. You can come with your family, relatives, friends or all of them. Just let us know your duration, what you wish to do in the state, and leave the rest to us, we’ll create a unique itinerary to suit your tastes and budget. Besides, our Expert Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to reply all your questions, give you detailed quotes about our Morocco Private tours, and tips about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or making a request, we’re here to help.

Morocco Travel’s FAQ

Do I need a visa to enter Morocco or only with passport ?

First of all, most of travelers needs only passport to enter Morocco, however your visit shouldn’t be over 3 months. here are some countries that don’t need a visa for Morocco : 

  • British
  • European Union (EU)
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • USA
  • Japanese 
  • Hong kongers
  • Chinese 
  • Macau

For all other passport nationals, please check with the Moroccan Embassy.

What are the best destinations that I shouldn't miss ?

Firstly Morocco is one of the largest countries in North Africa with a lot of different and spectacular places, the atlas mountains, north, south ( especially the sahara desert ), the imperial cities…etc. here is a list of the best destinations to visit in morocco.

  • Chefchaouen
  • Marrakech
  • Merzouga ( Sahara desert ) 
  • Fes 
  • Casablanca
  • Essaouira
  • Rabat
  • Agadir
  • Tangier
  • Ouarzazate
  • Meknes

Is it safe for tourists in Morocco?

In fact Morocco is a safe place to visit as it was updated to level 1 in early 2018, which means it’s now considered super safe to travel to the country and tourists should exercise a normal level of caution while visiting. furthermore, the solo female traveler, you need to watch out a little more carefully but overall, you are still unlikely to encounter serious problems.
 

What type of adapters do I need for Morocco?

For Morocco adapter, there are two associated plug types C and E. moreover, plug type C is the one which has two round pins and plug type E is the one which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin. morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Can I use any other currency except Dirham in Morocco?

Here is a list of the currencies you can use

Sure. Euro, US and CAD dollar are always accepted in Morocco and that will save time for you to bring cash to convert, doing away with bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. additionally, you can also use your visa card at bank machines ( Attijariwafa bank or Bmce bank are common ).

What can buy in Morocco?

  • Berber Carpet.
  • Moroccan pottery.
  • Lanterns ( Gorgeous lighting ).
  • Argan Oil.
  • Straw Basket Bags.
  • Leather Pouffes.
  • Moroccan Mint Tea.
  • Thuya Wood Boxes.
  • Fossils.
  • Dates.
  • Moroccan Rose Water.

Can I use my credit card in Morocco?

Absolutely Yes, you can this process in every city in Morocco. on the other hand, visa and Mastercard are most vastly accepted. However take enough cash for your travel, just in case you can’t be able to find an ATM to withdraw cash easily.

How long does it take to visit Morocco?

From 7 to 14 days is a fixed amount of time to discover unexplored of Morocco such as desert and the imperial cities, as well as hiking in the Atlas Mountains and relaxation on the Atlantic coast.

How do I get see to the desert in Morocco?

The best and easiest way to get to the Morocco Sahara Desert is to go on a guided tour from Marrakech, Fez with round-trip transportation included. in addition to that, Merzouga and Zagora are the gateway towns to the desert dunes.

Good to Know Before Booking a Tour from Fes to Marrakech Sahara Desert Tour

About Desert Tour
Payment Methods

Frequently asked questions by most of our valuable Guests about the difference between a desert tour of 2, 3 and 4 days. So, we got you a clear explanation, please refer to the figure below:

⇒ INTRODUCTION OF THE DESERT ITINERARY:

Morocco Sahara Tour departs either from Marrakech or Fez, and includes a night on the half route in the Sahara Desert (1 night or 2 nights) and end wherever you want, Fez or Marrakesh. Furthermore, the total distance from Marrakech back to Marrakech is 1124 kilometers and for Marrakech to Fez is 1033 kilometers.

  • 2 Day Morocco Desert Tour: Spend overnight in Merzouga Desert, however you might not be able to see the sunset, starry sky and the sunrise due to 14 hours’ drive and the weather conditions sometimes.
  • 3 Day Morocco Desert Tour: (depending on the starting point “Fez or Marrakech”) The first night will be spent in Dades Canyon (half way) in order to see more and break up the long journey. The Next night is in the desert. Although you might not be able to see the Erg Chebbi dunes till 5 pm, So for a 3-day tour, there is only one night in the desert for about 14 hours, arranged to stay in a desert camp, If the weather is good, you can see the sunset, starry sky and an amazing sunrise as well.

⇒ DISADVANTAGES OF THE 2 DAY ITINERARY:

  1. Few stops, fewer opportunities to take photos, not enough time to enjoy the sunset as the arrival will be late in the afternoon, however plenty of time to watch the starry sky, and sunrise (depending on weather conditions), departure will be earlier on the following day.

⇒ DISADVANTAGES OF THE 3 DAY ITINERARY:

  1. Round tour of 14 hours, there is only one opportunity to watch the sunset, starry sky, and sunrise almost the same as the 2-day tour. If the weather is cloudy, you will miss it.
  2. There are at least 7 hours of sleep out of 14 hours, 4-5 hours of daylight and the rest of the time is night. As well as short breaks to wander around the kasbahs, Canyons and photos.

⇒ ADVANTAGES OF THE 4 DAY ITINERARY:

  1. The 4-day desert tour allows you to spend a full 24 hours in the desert and have plenty of time to experience the Sahara Desert in depth and comfort.
  2. If the weather is cloudy on the first day, then no worries since there’s one more day left to catch the sunset, starry sky and also sunrise.
  3. The 4-day desert tour includes 2 nights in the Sahara Desert. We will arrange one night in the desert camp and the 2nd night in a Riad/Hotel, if you wish to spend two nights in the camp, please do let us know your preferred option at the time of booking.
  4. Experience the culture and lifestyle of the nomadic Berbers in the desert for more than 24 hours and free time to relax and take photos of the dunes, Sand-Board, Camel ride, Dune Buggy or Quad Bike.

⇒ SUMMER HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENT:

  • Due to the temperature from June to mid-August. About 37-44 degrees C, only 3 days/ 2 nights of desert tours will be arranged during this period (Recommended)

How to book a Tour with Us:

To get your booking confirmed for the 4 days Morocco Desert Trip itinerary, a deposit is required and can be done easily and securely over PayPal. Regardless of the balance, it is in cash to your driver once you meet each other at the airport or accommodation. Besides, the currency EURO, USD, CAD and MAD are both acceptable.


Is it possible to pay the total amount with credit card or PayPal?

Please be notified that we don’t accept payments with credit cards due to many fees and hold security risks. Although we ask for the balance in cash because PayPal also has too many transaction fees and operational delays as it’s an international institution. In addition to that, we can accept it in some cases via PayPal, but a 5% fee will be added to cover the extra transaction charges. If you’re thinking of this method, it is better to arrange the payment before your trip to Morocco.


Cancellation process:

More than a month before the start date of the tour, deposit is non-refundable, but no worries since we’re going to hold any deposit towards a trip with Morocco Tabiarte Tours at any later date you select.

275 Reviews Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers

Memorable 4 days Morocco Desert Tour Itinerary from Fes to Marrakech

We were fortunate enough to have Moha as our private driver as we embarked on our trip into the Sahara Desert. he was very friendly and gave us information about each stop en route. also was very attentive to our needs of what time we wanted to eat and stay at each location. In addition to that, the country is a treasure trove of experiences – steeped in history, culture, contradictions, spectacular geography and sensational food. upgrading to the luxury camp in the desert was well worth it. thanks Moha for making this a memorable 4 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour and for ensuring we felt safe at all times. we fervently hope to go back and, if we do, it will be with MTT.

Chris 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Couple Traveller 〉 September 3rd, 2022


 

Remarkable 4 Day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour

We took Morocco Tabiarte Tours’s four days/ three nights private tour from Fes to Marrakech. they tailored the tour to our requests and interests. Furthermore, we spent two nights in Merzouga, did a camel ride and one night at the Hotel in the dades Gorge.

Our guide/driver, Moha, was the best. also, He was always in a good mood and very accommodating to our requests and needs. His entertaining stories and discussions about Morocco culture and religion made the long drives informative and interesting. His efforts and sense of humor really made it an amazing adventure. We traveled in a comfortable Toyota Land Cruiser, which Moha carefully and safely drove. highly recommend Moha.

On the other hand, we spent much of one day exploring along the desert dunes with Moha. drove through several small villages along the sand dunes and visited the Gnawa house and listened to their music. We also had the opportunity to visit nomad people and had a cup of tea with them. a very enjoyable day and highly recommended.

The MTT team always quickly responded to all our emails while we were planning the tour. all aspects of the tour were very professional.

Victoria Gregory 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Group Traveller 〉 August 31st, 2022


 

An enjoyable Morocco Itinerary 4 Days from Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour

We had a private tour, which was fabulous in every way. The attractions were incredible, each spot had its own unique look. The van was quite comfortable and spacious. On the other hand, the hotels and the camp they booked for us were amazing. Mostly, the best guide (Moha) made this journey so special. He quickly understood our focus on photography, our physical capabilities, and also interests. This person had an unbelievable wealth of knowledge according to all the spots. Not only were we fortunate to have this guide, but we made a new friend. We highly recommend Morocco Tabiarte Tours and would gladly use them again. Read More Morocco tour’s reviews

Katty 〉 5 out of 5 〉 Group Traveller 〉 August 17th, 2022

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